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As the nation’s largest free, non-gated music festival, Lehigh Valley’s Musikfest showcases more than 450 performances on 14 stages; 13 of which require no admission charge. Visitors can wander down cobblestone walkways, past gorgeous 18th-century buildings, and through lush, green city parks to discover sultry salsa dancers, impromptu jam sessions, and singer-songwriters accompanied only by their guitar and the words in their heart.
From Afrobeat to Zydeco and national headliners to the best in local talent, there’s something for everyone’s musical tastes! While music is the main focus, it’s hardly the only thing guests will find at this world-class event. More than 40 different vendors serve up a wealth of mouthwatering foods and decadent desserts, while 50 of the nation’s finest artisans are on-hand showcasing gorgeous jewelry, handmade crafts, and unique home décor items.
Family fun abounds around every corner, with dozens of delightful children’s performers, art & craft activities, and timely appearances by entertaining street performers who present logic-defying escape tricks, funky skateboard feats, and marvelous magic acts, all in an effort to elicit shrieks, oohs, and aahs from the crowds. This summer, experience the magic of Musikfest, and discover why more than a million people visit downtown Bethlehem each August for 10 days of great music, food, and fun!
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A PHOTOGRAPHIC BREAK TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAYPhoto by Edina Bozgon of Ricketts Glen State Park Waterfall submitted to an EMVB Photo Contest.Stay safe by enjoying the region's natural beauty from the screen of your device. Allow beautiful pictures to be your window during this time. Let the photo transport you for a brief moment of beauty in your day. ...
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One of our travel writers, Karen Dawkins from "Family Travels on a Budget" has a list of "Fun Things to Do When Stuck in a Hotel". As we collectively go through this pandemic and are spending time in "necessary togetherness", perhaps some of the ideas in the piece are workable ways to make the most of this time for you and yours! . Our travel industry has always been a resilient one. With the family gathered you can also spend some time learning about the various MATPRA destinations and sharing lessons on Mid-Atlantic geography with your kids. Go through our member list and take a look at our various destinations, our histories and learn about the various natural wonders when this passes. www.matpra.orgFor right now, stay safe and stay smart. We're all in this together! familytravelsonabudget.com/travel-tips/20-fun-things-to-do/ ...
20 fun things to do when stuck at a hotel
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Hello travel friends, writers and peers! We hope you are staying healthy and safe. We're in unprecedented territory, especially in the travel and tourism industry. While we love telling you about the amazing destinations in the Mid-Atlantic region, we understand travel is not on the top of mind right now, but rather social distancing and isolation. For that reason, we will take a break posting until health and government officials feel the Covid-19 threat is reduced. We hope you take the necessary precautions to keep you and your loved ones safe. ...
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